What cheers you up and makes you happy? When you are feeling low or need a little boost, what do you do? For me, if I need to get motivated or want to get into a better mood I stick the radio on. A sing and dance to some music can really help if you are feeling a bit down. Sometimes the beats or an amazing voice singing at you are enough to do the trick but, more often than not, it is the lyrics that help make the real difference.
So, for any of you feeling a bit stuck in a rut or if something is getting you down, here is a list of empowering modern day song lyrics. It’s time to turn the music up, get your dancing shoes on and turn those negative thoughts in to positive ones, all with just a little bit of help from these well known pop stars…
“It’s hard to dance with the Devil on your back, so shake him off..”
Florence and the Machine – Shake it out
Ok, I will just put it out there now, Florence and the Machine is my all time favourite singer ever. I love her, some people find her voice a bit yodel-esque but I think she’s awesome. I love this song and this lyric in particular because it is all about not dwelling on the bad things that may have happened in your life and instead moving on to a happier, more positive place/mind set. If we are too busy carrying around a metaphorical devil with us, it is hard to really appreciate and enjoy life. Shake off those regrets and worries and you will feel much better.
“You shoot me down but I won’t fall, I am titanium..”
David Guetta & Sia – Titanium
I must admit I am not a big lover of Mr Guetta but I do really like this song. To me, this lyric is really uplifting. As you go through life you are bound to come across people who are going to try and bring you down or make you feel bad about yourself, unfortunately that is just the way it is. It is down to you to be strong and not let them get to you, to bounce back and prove you are a better person than they are. Always be yourself and don’t let other people bring you down. Easier said than done I know but life really is so much better when you don’t dwell on the negativity and instead be strong and move on.
“Haters gunna hate..”
Taylor Swift – Shake it off
Taylor Swift, otherwise known as my guilty pleasure, is responsible for one of my favourite song lyrics ever. Not everyone is going to like you or want to be nice to you, this is the sad but true reality of life. You can’t live your life trying to please everyone because, to put it bluntly, that is just impossible. There are people out there who are just mean and for reasons unknown actually enjoy upsetting other people. As Swifty says’ “Haters gunna hate”, there is not much you can do to stop that but you can not let it get to you. Nasty comment on your blog? Delete it. Bitchy remark from a so called friend? Maybe they are not a real friend after all. Critical or negative response to something good that’s going on in your life? Ignore it. The best way to deal with these people is to just leave them get on with it and you get on with your thing. You’re amazing and there are lots of people out there who think that and for those who don’t, well, who cares? There are plenty of lovely people in the world, leave the bitter ones to the skulk around in their negativity, they will probably realise one day their lives could have been a lot better if they had spent more time being nice to others.
I hope you are feeling empowered and positive and ready to take on the world now. Forget about the bad things and focus on the good, life is so much better when you do.
Do you like to listen to music when you are feeling down? What songs cheer you up? I hope you enjoyed this post and are off to have a boogie around the kitchen now :).